Feb 18, 2020

Transplant Coordinator- OnCall Heart/Lung

  • UCLA Health and David Geffen School of Medicine
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
Full time Nursing

Job Description


Join a dynamic team of Heart/Lung Transplant On-Call Coordinators. You will change a patient’s life!
Primary responsibility is 24-hour on-call coverage for coordination of/liaison between transplant teams, patients, hospital departments, and organ procurement organizations for heart/lung transplants. Secondary responsibilities encompass all aspects of clinical coordination of the transplant recipient involving all phases of the transplant process, from initial pre-transplant referral (including urgent transfers) throughout the post-transplant patient follow-up phase. This responsibility involves the coordination of the interdisciplinary medical care delivery system under the direction of the transplant program physicians, nurse manager, and nursing supervisors to facilitate liaison functions between the patient/family and the medical staff, referring physicians, and insurance companies. Additionally responsibilities include: triage of patient and family calls, coordination and workup of incoming new patient referrals that occur outside business hours, a working knowledge of UNOS data entry, and individualized patient/family teaching and assessment of appropriate medical intervention for effective use of resources and quality assurance. Transplant donor/recipient coordination and liaison function with organ procurement agencies.


1. TC I: Current California Registered Nurse license, graduation from an accredited nursing program with a B.S. or Master’s Degree in Nursing and 1 to 5 years of relevant RN experience with a combination of critical care and or transplant experience (required).
2. TC II: Current California Registered Nurse license, graduation from an accredited nursing program with a B.S or Master’s Degree in Nursing. CCTC and a minimum of 5 years relevant RN experience with a combination of critical care and/or transplant experience. Must have CCTC or CPTC (required).
3. An ability to case manage all aspects of a transplant patient's medical care from initial evaluation to post transplant follow-up; 2) apply a broad understanding and knowledge of organ transplantation, including immunology, immunosuppression, rejection and other complications of transplantation, drug toxicity and graft failure (required).
4. Ability to communicate effectively with persons of various cultural backgrounds. Good verbal and written communication skills (required).
5. Ability to interface effectively with patients and their families (required)
6. Excellent organizational skills, proficiency in meeting deadlines, ability to work independently and prioritize workload. Ability to manage numerous concurrent tasks in a high stress environment and deal with change (preferred).
7. Ability to effectively coordinate and assess patient care and act as a liaison with nursing staff, outside agencies, team physicians, referring physicians, patients and families. (Preferred)
8. Ability to teach about transplantation and medical management issues. (Preferred)
9. Heart or Lung Transplant Coordinator experience preferred
10. 1 year or greater Transplant Coordinator required.
11. Critical Care experience with strong knowledge in hemodynamic monitoring required.

UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.